ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – September 6, 2023 – The excitement is building as the highly anticipated Ariens Art on Wheels Vintage Weekend, in collaboration with the Vintage Sports Car Driver Association (VSCDA), is set to make a triumphant return to Road America from September 15-17.
With a rich history and an unwavering commitment to preserving the legacy of vintage racing, this three-day racing spectacle promises to captivate enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Over 300 meticulously restored vintage and historic race cars, spanning 11 racing classes, will grace the iconic Road America track, presenting a mesmerizing journey through automotive history. From the graceful curves of classic sports cars to the raw power of muscle machines, every era and every passion will be showcased.
A unique highlight of the event is the open-access paddock, inviting spectators to immerse themselves in the world of vintage racing. This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent racing machines, each prepared to era specifications, and to witness the dedication and craftsmanship that goes into maintaining these automotive treasures.
For 2023, the event will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Formula Vee. Also, for the 14th year in a row, VSCDA will hold its famous Cup races. The Kimberly, Sheldon, and Elkhart Lake Cup races will take place on Sunday. These Cup races are based on the original races held on the roads in and around Elkhart Lake from 1950 to 1952.
On Saturday, race attendees can enjoy a special Concours d’Elegance at Road America in the Fan Walk area by Victory Lane. A curated selection of vehicles will be displayed from 9 a.m. until the Concours Awards at 3 p.m.
Also, on Saturday, race fans can participate in Coffee & Canvas. Enjoy a painting class while sipping coffee with Chris Bonk’s Bottle and Bottega. The cost is $40/person (plus event admission), including coffee and all painting supplies. The class will be held in the Paddock Concessions Shelter. Space is limited. Anyone interested is encouraged to register in advance through the VSCDA website.
The annual Road Course Re-Enactment on Saturday is a police-escorted tour of the original Elkhart Lake 1950-1952 public road race course that leaves Road America at 2:45 p.m. Race cars, street cars, and motorcycles are invited to participate. VSCDA has been doing this re-enactment for 30 years and often attracts 100+ vehicles. You can register your vehicle to participate for $35/vehicle (plus event admission) or watch for free from many vantage points in Elkhart Lake.
On-track touring sessions will be offered on Saturday and Sunday for street-legal sedans and sportscars (no trucks, SUVs, vans, motorcycles, or racecars) for $60/vehicle each day (plus event admission) with proceeds benefiting Women in Motorsports North America. The mandatory driver’s meeting will start promptly at 11:15 a.m. at the Touring Paddock. Advance registration through VSCDA is recommended, or purchase your touring pass at the Registration building inside Gate 6 by 10:45 a.m. each day.
As part of its commitment to honoring America’s heroes, Road America will also provide free admission to all active, reserve-duty military and veterans with ID all weekend.
Tickets are available, and additional event details, ticket pricing, and camping information can be found at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-7223. Anyone 16 years old and under are FREE with a paying adult at the gate. Racing runs rain or shine.